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Camping Trip 2017

We are running two camping residential trips in summer 2017 for young trans people aged 11-24.

Dates

Camp 1: 18-21 August 2017 (with prep day on 1st of July)
Camp 2: 26-29 August 2017 (with prep day on 15th of July)

You must attend the camping trip prep day.

We will be prioritising young people who have not been before on a first come, first served basis.

BOOKING OPENS: 8 May 2017 at 8pm. More information will appear here soon.

Last year both camps were full one hour after booking opened.

Volunteering as a camp worker

We are looking for trans, gender variant and non-binary identified people, with youth work experience, who would like to volunteer to work on one of this year’s camping trips. You must be aged 21 (or over) before the 1st of June 2017 to apply as a worker.

You will need to be available for the dates below and to speak on the phone with Finn or Jake a few times around these dates as well. You will also need to undertake the GI staff induction, including safeguarding procedures, if you have not already done so. The various dates for everything are described below.

There are 10 worker places available on each trip. Having worked on a previous GI camp will not automatically mean you will be staff on this year’s trip. All applications will be considered equally. We are looking for strong, diversely talented and representational teams, to reflect the needs of camp and our young people. When you apply you will need to specify if you are available for one, either or both trips, we will liaise with you around this. Please ensure you would be available for the whole day on the dates of the camp that you apply for and the corresponding preparation and evaluation days.

You will be asked to indicate which camp (or either/ both) that you can work on: Camping trip 1: 18th – 21st of August 2017 Camping trip 2: 26th – 29th of August 2017

**Safeguarding Inductions ** (Choose the date that suits you, if you haven’t already done a GI induction)

May 18th 2 – 4pm or May 25th 6 – 8pm ** Staff Preparation Day** (Workers for BOTH camps need to attend this day, if you can’t make this date, you cannot be a camp worker – even if you have been before)

Saturday 3rd of June 2017 12 – 6pm (arrivals from 11.30am)

Young people’s meeting & prep day for camp 1: (Camp workers FOR CAMP 1 need to attend)

Saturday 1st July 2017 11 – 6pm (arrive at 11)

Young people’s meeting & prep day for camp 2: (Camp workers FOR CAMP 2 need to attend)

Saturday 15th July 2017 11 – 6pm (arrive at 11)

Staff evaluation & celebration event

Saturday 7th October 2017 12 – 4.30pm (arrivals at 11.30)

Email finn.greig@genderedintelligence.co.uk for an application back to be a volunteer camp worker.

Writing workshops at Soho Theatre

Ever wanted to write a play or find out what it's like to do stand up? Now is your chance with two workshops coming up in April at Soho Theatre.

In April Gendered Intelligence are co-running two workshops with Soho Theatre for trans, gender variant and questioning young people aged 16-30. The workshops are a great introduction to creating characters and scenarios for theatre and comedy.

Soho Theatre is a major new writing theatre and a writers’ development organisation of national significance. With a programme spanning theatre, comedy, cabaret and writers’ events, Soho Theatre is one of the most vibrant venues on London’s cultural scene.

The workshops will be facilitated by Jules Haworth and Lee Griffiths from Soho Theatre, along with a member of the GI team. Workshop tickets are priced at £5-£10, with some free places available. If cost is a barrier, please get in touch.

Book a place on Introduction to acting for stage.
Book a place on Introduction to comedy.

The Family Life Study

Gendered Intelligence is working with the Centre for Family Research at University of Cambridge to promote their groundbreaking new study of families with trans parents.

You can find more information about the study below from the Centre for Family research. Email families@cfr. cam.ac.uk to take part.

Call out from the Centre for Family Research:

Are you a trans parent with a child aged 0-18 years old?

If you or your partner identifies as trans and you have a child aged 0-18 years old, we would like to invite you to take part in the Family Life Study.

Why are we doing the study? The Family Life Study aims to explore family life, family relationships, and the wider social experiences of families in which there is at least one trans parent. We hope to increase understanding of children’s and parents’ experiences both inside and outside their families, and to broaden public understanding of diversity in family life. We also hope that this study will inform legislators and policy makers around the world in relation to families with trans parents.

What does taking part involve? We will arrange a convenient time and place to meet with you and your family for 2-3 hours. During our meeting, we will interview you (and your partner if applicable) and ask you to fill out questionnaires about your experiences of being a parent, your route to parenthood, your family life, and your child’s development. If your child is aged 4-18 years we would also like to ask them about their experiences of family life. Lastly, we will invite you to take part in a play task with your child.

If you would prefer your child not to participate in the study then you can take part without their involvement. We’re happy to see you and your family members at different times if this is easier for you. As a token of our appreciation, your family will receive a gift voucher.

Will taking part be kept confidential? Yes – taking part and anything you say during our meeting will be kept strictly confidential. The identity of your family will be known only to members of the research team. No information that would make you identifiable will ever be published.

How do I find out more about the study? Our project coordinators can provide you with more information about the study. You will be under no obligation to take part. Please email our researchers at families@cfr.cam.ac.uk.

To arrange to take part in the study, or for more information, please contact us: families@cfr.cam.ac.uk

You will be under no obligation to take part. To learn more about the Centre for Family Research, please visit: www.cfr.cam.ac.uk

Annual Report 2016

We launched our latest annual report at our End of Year Showcase 2016 in December at Central School of Speech and Drama. It has been another great year for Gendered Intelligence, and our organisation has gone from strength to strength. In the annual report you can read about the impact of our Trans Awareness Training, highlights from our projects such as our flagship TransActingcourse and Quality of Life Index, and get the latest figures on our youth work.




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